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Veterans Block Party

Everyone welcome to come celebrate the military nonprofits of Sarasota over Veterans Day weekend, November 9th at CitySide Apartments in the historic Rosemary District. The celebration will take place along May Lane, kicking off at 4pm with Sarasota's most popular yoga teachers for an hour of Street Yoga, the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner and color guard to kick off the bands at 5pm, and closing around 9pm with performances by Dan Johnson of Operation Hemingway, Ari and the Alibis, Enrique Casados and Kaliedogroove. Great food and beverages provided by Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Tsunami Sushi, Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, including other local delights and speciality cocktails. There will be a raffle and door prizes throughout the evening, along unique presenters including Master of Ceremonies, Jackie Kelly from ABC Ch. 7, and a special appearance by Jerry Springer. There will be fun stuff for the kids and there is no cost to attend!

The Veterans Block Party will be highlighting all the amazing work, activism and results being produced by the incredible military nonprofits community throughout Sarasota and beyond – Operation Warrior Resolution, SRQ Vets, Vets 2 Success, Operation Hemingway, and the Military Officers Association. Each one of these organizations provide military veterans and their families a wide variety of essential resources, networking help and familiar camaraderie in their time of need, emergency or otherwise. The main host of the event is Operation Warrior Resolution which provides peace to veterans in distress with holistic options, and the Street Yoga is to highlight Operation Warrior Resolution's relationship with The Dharma Footprint Project, which provides veterans with yoga to relieve stress

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